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Table 9 Perceived impact of smartphone based medical apps on clinical practice

From: Smartphone and medical application use among dentists in China

   Number Percent (%) Mean SD
Improve clinical decision-making Strongly agree 30 10.4 2.30 0.77
Agree 166 57.6   
Not sure 67 23.3   
Disagree 25 8.7   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Save time Strongly agree 41 14.2 2.11 0.68
Agree 185 64.2   
Not sure 51 17.7   
Disagree 11 3.8   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Allow faster access to medical information Strongly agree 53 18.4 1.90 0.54
Agree 214 74.3   
Not sure 17 5.9   
Disagree 4 1.4   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Allow faster access to common laboratory reference values Strongly agree 16 5.6 2.30 0.65
Agree 185 64.2   
Not sure 72 25   
Disagree 15 5.2   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Help in developing differential diagnoses Strongly agree 7 2.4 2.56 0.74
Agree 176 61.1   
Not sure 70 24.3   
Disagree 35 12.2   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Perform useful medical related calculations Strongly agree 8 2.8 2.52 0.77
Agree 163 56.6   
Not sure 78 27.1   
Disagree 38 13.2   
Stongly disagree 1 0.3   
Allow faster access to reliable sources of medical knowledge Strongly agree 28 9.7 2.19 0.68
Agree 194 67.4   
Not sure 50 17.4   
Disagree 16 5.6   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Allow faster access to reliable sources of clinical skills Strongly agree 24 8.3 2.25 0.67
Agree 180 62.5   
Not sure 71 24.7   
Disagree 13 4.5   
Stongly disagree 0 0   
Allow faster access to evidence-based medical practice/case Strongly agree 39 13.5 2.34 0.80
Agree 132 45.8   
Not sure 96 33.3   
Disagree 21 7.3   
Stongly disagree 0 0